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Video Transcript: The Christian Faith is Under Attack!

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The national elections are less than two months away. While it is not my place as a preacher to tell anyone who to vote for, it is my place to defend the Christian faith against attack. In fact, all Christians have that same imperative!

Remember the words of Jude. He wrote to his brethren, “…I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).

I am not talking about the overt physical attacks that are being made upon those who confess faith in Christ. That is appalling, but true Christians will stand firm in professing our faith despite physical danger. Our Lord said, “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul” (Matthew 10:28).

What is far more dangerous are the philosophies of men, embraced by a secular, progressive culture, actively seeking to turn minds away from Divine truth.

Back in April of 2015 Hillary Clinton, in the context of abortion rights, expressed the desire of these secularists. She said:

“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper.

“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

Hillary Clinton
Women in the World Summit
April 23, 2015

While we object to Mrs. Clinton’s views on abortion, the point we are making with the use of this quote is this… The secular progressive finds the Christian faith objectionable, and fights to have it altered. In effect, God’s will must be changed to suit the current agendas of man.

As Ed Morrissey wrote, “Progressivism is indeed a jealous idol, one that does not tolerate a God before it.”

Remember what we read from Jude. The faith was “once for all delivered.” That faith, Paul writes, is inspired by God, and equips man “for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Where the will of man and the will of God collide, it is man’s thinking that needs to change, not the Christian faith. As Paul wrote in Romans 3:3-4, “For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.”